WV Medical Home Information from the National Center for Medical Home Implementation
Building Medical Homes: Lessons from Eight States with Emerging Programs
Many states are strategically engaging public and private payers in the design of medical home programs as a means of achieving better health outcomes, increasing patient satisfaction, and lowering per capita health care costs. The eight states profiled in this report—Alabama, Iowa, Kansas, Maryland, Montana, Nebraska, Texas, and Virginia—are at different stages in the development and implementation of a medical home program and have relied on different strategies to encourage primary care providers to adopt the model, including developing state medical home qualification standards instead of adopting national standards. As a whole, their experiences demonstrate that states can play a critical role in convening stakeholders, helping practices improve performance, and addressing antitrust concerns that arise when multiple payers come together to create a medical home program.